A state judge in Manhattangranted an injunction yesterday freezing $99 million in assets belongingto 17 men accused of running a brokerage firm that defrauded investorsof at least that much during a six-year period.

In the civil forfeiture proceedingbrought by the Manhattan District Attorney, Morgenthau v. A.S. Goldmen& Co. Inc., filed in Supreme Court, New York County, IA Part 7,Justice Harold Tompkins directed the defendants to complete detailed affidavitforms requiring the disclosure of three years of tax returns and informationabout their finances and business interests. The defendants must submitthe forms as a condition for obtaining a release of some monies for reasonableliving expenses pending the outcome of this proceeding and the criminaltrial involving Goldmen and its brokers.

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